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UGC asks varsities to organise Yoga fests

It has written to VCs universities asking them to organise Yoga festival for students

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Publish Date: Mar 18 2016 4:23PM | Updated Date: Mar 18 2016 4:23PM

UGC asks varsities to organise Yoga fests

 University Grants Commission (UGC) has written to Vice Chancellors of universities asking them to organise Yoga festival for students in April and May.

 
In separate letters, it’s secretary Jaspal S Sandhu said that the PM has stressed need for making Yoga more appealing to youth so that they can practice this rich cultural heritage and their energy could be used in nation-building.
 
"You are requested to organise 2 to 3-day 'Yoga Fest' during April-May, where students could be sensitised about the strengths and health benefits of Yoga. "They may also be trained in the Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) to be performed on International Day of Yoga on 21st June, 2016, which is available at the website of the Ministry of AYUSH," the letter said.